A Warwick professor has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society, recognising over 30 years of ground-breaking research in his field.
Julian Gardner, an engineering professor, joined the School of Engineering in 1987. His particular expertise is in the field of chemical microsensors, having founded several electronic nose companies over the past 25 years.
Fellowship of the Royal Society is awarded to those who have made 'a substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science'.
Professor Gardner has published over 500 papers in the field of micro sensors, authoring 10 books and over 20 patents. He has also founded, led and sold successful spin out companies from the University of Warwick.
Professor Gardner commented: “I am delighted to be made a Fellow and truly humbled. I’m delighted that my work has been recognised in this way and look forward to meeting the other Fellows”.
Professor Gardner has won various awards and medals from the IET, IEEE and in November 2018 the Royal Society Mullard Award for innovation. He is also a Fellow of both the UK Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), US Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Stuart Croft, Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Warwick said: “I’d like to offer Professor Gardner my warmest congratulations on becoming a Fellow of the Royal Society. This is a highly prestigious honour that reflects decades of intensive work and research in electronic engineering, and I’m delighted a Warwick academic has been recognised in this way”.